University of Southern California

Greg Longstreet Named Executive in Residence
Food Industry Veteran Serves as President of Farmer John
January 29, 2013 • by News at Marshall

The USC Marshall School of Business Food Industry Executive Program has named Greg Longstreet, president of Farmer John, as the 2013 “Food Industry Executive in Residence." Longstreet brings more than 20 years of food industry experience and is also a USC Marshall Food Industry Management (FIM) alumnus.

"My experience in the USC FIM program has been an important part of my development as a leader within my company. This program has the unique ability to join grocery retailers and manufacturers in the pursuit of advanced learning, personal growth, and strategic industry insight," Longstreet said.

In 2007 Longstreet became the first Farmer John president outside the Clougherty family in their 75-year history and in 2011 he assumed additional management responsibility of Saag’s Specialty Meats Company. Longstreet has led the evolution of Farmer John and Saag’s by expanding sales and distribution, driving operational efficiency, improving supply chain management, and increasing portfolio innovation. Longstreet began his food industry career as a sales representative for Hormel Foods and in 1993 was promoted to their regional office in Anaheim, California. He gained additional experience as product marketing manager for Hormel’s Ethnic Foods portfolio and Hormel Chili brand. In 1998 Longstreet became a senior business manager for Dole Food Company and was named Vice President Sales and Marketing in 2002. Longstreet joined Farmer John (owned by Hormel Foods Corp.) in 2006.

Longstreet graduated from Michigan State University in 1992; he completed the USC Marshall School of Business Food Industry Management Program in 2000. He is an active board member on the California Chamber of Commerce and North American Meat Association.

Session dates for USC Marshall School of Business Food Industry Executive Program are March 18 - 21, 2013 and September 9 - 12, 2013.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.marshall.usc.edu/fiep

Contact: Bob Hermanns at (213) 740-5552 or robert.hermanns@marshall.usc.edu

About the Food Industry Executive Program
This four-day program conducted by faculty from USC’s Marshall School of Business and Food Industry Subject Matter Experts enhances the business mindset of executives and managers, providing useful knowledge and engaging discussion and activities. Focusing on leadership development, team management, marketing strategy and economic theory, attendees complete the program inspired and equipped to lead their organizations.


About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.